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Study of Negro Artists, A


Published 1936


Reel 1:Black artist painting on easel at Fulton Ferry, near Brooklyn Bridge closeups of hands performing motions related to day jobs visual profiles of:Richmond Barth, sculptor James Latimer Allen, photographer Aaron Douglas, painter Palmer Hayden, painter, working on roof Augusta Savage, sculptor Reel 2:Benjamin Spurgeon Kitchin Malvin Gray Johnson Georgette Seabrooke William Ellisworth Artis New York Public Library exhibit Reel 4:Delphic Studios, New York City Suzanna Ocunjami studio Pastor Argudin y Pedroso, Cuban artist's opening in New York Children looking at art Art hanging in homes of "prominent Negroes"Whitney Museum of American Art


Producer Harmon Foundation
Audio/Visual sound, color


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Reviewer: Spuzz - - November 30, 2014
Subject: JUST SLAP IT TOGETHER, NOONE WILL NOTICE
2nd reel of this series (there's another one in the archives doesn't serve much of actual artists doing art, instead we mostly go to galleries and see art being appreciated by society folk. What really sets this apart is the film stock. What was going on there? It's nothing to do with the age of the film, but something must have happened with one reel of film before it was edited into the final product, because you can see some jump cuts from really bad footage to ok footage. The footage that is "bad" is not neccesarily so, but has interesting markings on it, that, after a whie, actually adds to the film. I dunno what they did, but it's sure is interesting.
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